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Counseling Center, FAC, Active Minds tackle body pride in new campaign


Greyhounds are now gearing up for the launch of the Body Pride Campaign opening this week. This campaign, run by the Counseling Center, focuses on engaging students in intentional discussions about body pride and includes themes of identity, health, beauty, strength, and self-love. For students looking for fun activities to participate in and interested in promoting self-love, The Body Pride Campaign will be coming to Loyola’s Fitness and Aquatic Center.

In order to challenge and encourage the community to focus on these themes, as well as channel pride and love for oneself, the Counseling Center has collaborated with students and various staff members on campus to create six magazine covers that will be unveiled.

The Counseling Center has teamed up with the FAC and Active Minds and will be tabling at the FAC on Monday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5-9 p.m. Student volunteers, along with Counseling Center and FAC staff and administrators, will be participating in these tabling efforts, and they hope to engage students in conversations about body pride.

The FAC has group exercise classes and workshops as well.

On Feb. 12, the activities include Spin 45 at 6:15 p.m. and Zumba at 7 p.m. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., a GOALS workshop called “Focus on YOU: Cultivating body pride through realistic and motivating goals.” This workshop will be facilitated by the FAC’s Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness Susannah Taylor.

On Feb. 15, classes include BodyPump at 6 p.m., BodyCombat at 7 p.m., and Zumba at 8 p.m.

All of these activities will feature empowering playlists that will help put participants in a positive mindset and highlight the Body Pride Campaign themes.

Additionally, on both Feb. 12 and 15, the rock wall will be hosting an event called “Personal Peaks.” This exercise allows you take a turn climbing and write a personal goal or body positive note at your personal peak on the wall.

“This campaign is important because it highlights our unique identities and how they intersect, helping us find true pride in them as individuals and as a larger community,” said Corey Davis from the Counseling Center. “With this campaign, we aim to begin conversations about identity and body pride that will continue over time.”

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    Rani SApr 25, 2018 at 12:21 am

    this counseling center is help us, thanks

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